So after a morning looking through the sound fx library and playing around with space designer and the keyboard synthesiser I have created this 3 minute sound design that I think is light, quite fun, but I did have to put a small amount of chirpy melody in it to carry it along… what do you think, is it a happy sound?

Is it full of too many cliche ‘happy sounds’ is listening to a little girl laugh really going to make everyone smile…

It starts by sounding very holiday, hot sunshine, cicadas in the background, birds, bells, laughter, it’s all to do with memories, feelings, moods, so everyone is going to be different, or have a different opinion, but on average I should be able to put people in the right frame of mind…

Finding documentation on what makes up a happy soundtrack seems to rely quite heavily either on a song/melody or the visuals and actual real sound, i.e., a childs spontaneous giggling whilst being obviously tickled seems to go a long way to creating a happy atmosphere…

And i could use the words uplifting, or light, thoughtful, relaxing but these have different sound meanings to me, and are not ‘happy’…

This is turning into  very tricky sound experiment..